Sources within the Fiat-Chrysler group say that the new crossover, the 2017 Dodge Journey, will appear as soon as late this year (2016). It is expected that the next generation Journey will be built on the modular CUSW platform, also used in the Dodge Dart, Jeep Cherokee and the Chrysler 200 sedan.
2017 Dodge Journey release date
It is expected that the new 2017 Dodge Journey will go on sale later this year, featuring mainly just cosmetic changes.
Release date: late 2016
2017 Dodge Journey price
The new Dodge Journey is expected to be assembled at the Sterling Heights plant in Michigan, where management have really put cost above all else; cost efficiency is king. However, this could result in a minor price hike for the Fiat Freemont (the European version of the Journey); exporting cars from the U.S. assembly line (rather than the Mexican line) will undoubtedly cost more. The Freemont currently retails at €31,250, we expect to see the Dodge Journey in a similar price bracket, bit of course, in dollars – $32,000.
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2017 Dodge Journey engine set
While there are no confirmed specifications regarding engines, we would assume that the engine range will be the same that’s fitted to the other crossover models using the same platform, this means a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine producing 184 BHP and a 6-cylinder 3.2 liter Pentastar engine producing 275 BHP, both will use a new 9-speed auto transmission.
Cars using the CUSW platform can have the option of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive layouts.
2017 Dodge Journey pictures
|2017 Dodge Journey V6 AWD|
|Engine type||DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||283 hp; 260 lb-ft|
|Passenger volume||134.6 cu.ft|
|Top speed||118 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $22,000-$35,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport|